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Black Stars of the Harlem Renaissance.

By: Haskins, Jim.
Contributor(s): Tate, Eleanora E | Cox, Clinton | Wilkinson, Brenda.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Black Stars: Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2003Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (130 p.).ISBN: 9780471462637.Subject(s): African American authors - Biography - Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Black Stars of the Harlem RenaissanceDDC classification: 700.8996073 | 973/.0496073/092/2 B Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
BLACK STARS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction; W. E. B. Du Bois; W. C. Handy; Philip A. Payton Jr.; Jessie Redmon Fauset; Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle; Oscar Micheaux; Gertrude "Ma" Rainey; James Van Der Zee; Marcus Garvey; Francis Hall Johnson; Zora Neale Hurston; Augusta Savage; Bessie Smith; Paul Robeson; Duke Ellington; Thomas Andrew Dorsey; Louis Armstrong; Langston Hughes; Dorothy West; Chronology; Notes; Bibliography; Picture Credits; Author Credits; Index
Summary: AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY COMES TO LIFEDiscover why young people all over the country are reading the Black Stars biographies of African American heroes. Here is what you want to know about the lives of great black men and women during the fabulous Harlem Renaissance:louis "satchmo" armstrongeubie blakethomas andrew dorseyw. e. b. du boisduke ellingtonjames reese europejessie redmon fausetmarcus garveyw. c. handyfletcher hendersonlangston hugheszora neale hurstonhall johnsonhenry johnsonoscar micheauxphilip payton jr.gertrude "ma" raineypaul robesonaugusta savagenoble sisslebessie smithjames van der zeedorothy westcarter g. woodson"The books in the Black Stars series are the types of books that would have really captivated me as a kid."-Earl G. Graves, Black Enterprise magazine"Inspiring stories that demonstrate what can happen when ingenuity and tenacity are paired with courage and hard work."-Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children''s Books "Haskins has chosen his subjects well . . . catching a sense of the enormous obstacles they had to overcome. . . . Some names are familiar, but most are little-known whom Haskins elevates to their rightful place in history."-Booklist"The broad coverage makes this an unusual resource-a jumping-off point for deeper studies."-Horn Book
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BLACK STARS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction; W. E. B. Du Bois; W. C. Handy; Philip A. Payton Jr.; Jessie Redmon Fauset; Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle; Oscar Micheaux; Gertrude "Ma" Rainey; James Van Der Zee; Marcus Garvey; Francis Hall Johnson; Zora Neale Hurston; Augusta Savage; Bessie Smith; Paul Robeson; Duke Ellington; Thomas Andrew Dorsey; Louis Armstrong; Langston Hughes; Dorothy West; Chronology; Notes; Bibliography; Picture Credits; Author Credits; Index

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY COMES TO LIFEDiscover why young people all over the country are reading the Black Stars biographies of African American heroes. Here is what you want to know about the lives of great black men and women during the fabulous Harlem Renaissance:louis "satchmo" armstrongeubie blakethomas andrew dorseyw. e. b. du boisduke ellingtonjames reese europejessie redmon fausetmarcus garveyw. c. handyfletcher hendersonlangston hugheszora neale hurstonhall johnsonhenry johnsonoscar micheauxphilip payton jr.gertrude "ma" raineypaul robesonaugusta savagenoble sisslebessie smithjames van der zeedorothy westcarter g. woodson"The books in the Black Stars series are the types of books that would have really captivated me as a kid."-Earl G. Graves, Black Enterprise magazine"Inspiring stories that demonstrate what can happen when ingenuity and tenacity are paired with courage and hard work."-Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children''s Books "Haskins has chosen his subjects well . . . catching a sense of the enormous obstacles they had to overcome. . . . Some names are familiar, but most are little-known whom Haskins elevates to their rightful place in history."-Booklist"The broad coverage makes this an unusual resource-a jumping-off point for deeper studies."-Horn Book

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Author Jim Haskins was born in Demopolis, Alabama on September 19, 1941. He received a B.A. from Georgetown University in 1960, a B.S. from Alabama State University in 1962, and a M.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1963. After graduation, he became a special education teacher in a public school in Harlem. His first book, Diary of a Harlem School Teacher, was the result of his experience there. He taught at numerous colleges and universities before becoming an English professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1977. <p> He wrote more than 100 books during his lifetime, ranging from counting books for children to biographies on Rosa Parks, Hank Aaron and Spike Lee. He won numerous awards for his work including the 1976 Coretta Scott King Award for The Story of Stevie Wonder, the 1984 Coretta Scott King Award for Lena Horne, the 1979 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Scott Joplin: The Man Who Made Ragtime; and the 1994 Washington Post Children's Book Guide Award. He also won the Carter G. Woodson Award for young adult non-fiction for Black Music in America; The March on Washington; and Carter G. Woodson: The Man Who Put "Black" in American History in 1989, 1994, and 2001, respectively. He died from complications of emphysema on July 6, 2005 at the age of 63. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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